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Why Compromise Never Works (And What to Do Instead)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Refusal to compromise is widely considered to be the root cause of political polarization, business battles, and divorce wars. But refusal to compromise isn't actually the cause of these problems. It's merely a symptom. The real problem is unwillingness to tolerate uncertainty.

How Business Schools Aren't Teaching What They Should

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

"Culture eats strategy over breakfast," said Peter Drucker, and it is only when you fully understand what this means, that you'll lead a successful company.

Young Africans Speaking Up

David Moshman | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books
David Moshman

Estelline says her participation in performances of her local culture club "helps the audience, especially those who became orphans because this shows...

10 Surefire Ways To Make Enemies At A Nursing Home

Marie Marley | Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The nurses, aides, activity directors and other long-term care facility employees spend a tremendous amount of time with your loved one. They are the ones who help shower, dress and feed residents who need assistance with these tasks. The following list of things you should never do will help you avoid pitfalls that can occur when interacting with long-term care employees.

Mudras For Your Health

Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D.

The meaning behind the mudras is the symbolic energy we regenerate back into our body-mind. It is a non-verbal communication between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. They are like powerful affirmations, but so much more.

Communication Is Dead and I'm Afraid of the Robots

Pari Mathur | Posted 07.06.2013 | Technology
Pari Mathur

Human conversations are now turning into people talking to their phones in short surges and sparks. Maybe it's just me? Maybe I am a dinosaur on the verge of extinction?

Accessibility to Medical Professionals

Lia Seth | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lia Seth

This is an important kind of accessibility that is severely lacking in the medical world. My doctor should be as accessible to me as her front office is. She should be as accessible as a designer is to his clients, as owners are to their dogs, as a manager is to her employees.

Reinvention: The Future Is All Around Us

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

If you're not reinventing yourself, your business, your point of view, your multi-platform communications, and your Internet persona -- you're behind history's curve.

10 Words That Will Change Your Life

Rick McDaniel | Posted 06.29.2013 | Religion
Rick McDaniel

Ephesians 4:29 says, "Say the right thing at the right time and help others by what you say." There are words that need to be spoken consistently and when they are they can have a great impact on your life.

7 Steps To Having That Tough Conversation

Lauren Zander | Posted 06.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

I know it can be scary to confront and follow through on difficult conversations but there is freedom on the other side of them. Here are steps to having a tough conversation with someone.

Why It's Important to Connect and Have a Conversation

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Summer Rayne Oakes

The two forms of communication -- virtual and physical -- can work in tandem, but the physical kind obviously takes a bit more effort, but most often results in a far more meaningful experience.

Finding Digital Intimacy

David Krevitt | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
David Krevitt

I've found that checking out, taking time away from my phone rather than burying myself in it, has given me a new ability to focus on one thing at a time.

8 Ways To Let Go Of Your Need To Control

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

Whenever we're facing an unpleasant or alarming situation, we're likely to become anxious and try to figure out what we can do instead of becoming quiet and seeking new ideas or revisiting what worked in the past.

It's the Touch, Not the Tweet: 3D Communication

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Tom Alderman

Whether she knows it, or not, Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer has tapped into a relatively new concept of human behavior that's capturing the imagination of some behavioral scientists.

How To Speak Like A Mensch

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

Though it has become popular in our culture for people of influence to project supreme confidence, speak in dismissive tones and dominate the "conversation," Jewish tradition teaches that there are "seven traits that characterize a cultivated individual" -- they all have to do with how we communicate.

The Key To Divorce-Proofing Your Marriage

Monique Honaman | Posted 06.13.2013 | Divorce
Monique Honaman

I believe that intimacy is critical to a great and lasting marriage. I have yet to meet a couple who was having marriage problems and thinking about divorce who told me that they still had phenomenal intimacy.

Former press secretary Mike McCurry on how to be a good communicator

Tom Fox | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

In this highly charged political era, characterized by instant communication and frequent miscommunication, the need for federal leaders to be clear a...

Talk It Out Before You Walk Out

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

It really does matter how we exit our relationships. If we get into unhealthy patterns of throwing people away, or cutting them off without so much as a word, we damage ourselves. And we damage other people who were simply caught being human.

The Email Every Working Mom Should Send

Laurie Puhn | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Laurie Puhn

I know many mothers and caring nannies who have witnessed inappropriate behavior by other nannies they know on the playground, at a playdate, in stores or at school, but choose to keep their mouths shut due to fear or anxiety about how their comments might be received.

9 Things You Should Never Say To Your Longtime Spouse

Shelley Emling | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

The words that will make your partner shut down or start a fight.

What Men Wish Their Wives Would Stop Doing

Monique Honaman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Divorce
Monique Honaman

If you and your partner don't address this problem, things can quickly go from bad to worse.

The New American English Language (A Conversation About Words)

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

The sounds which once were words communicate tonality solely as reflection of their once-inhabited relevance; i.e. "awesome" becomes an utterance of "okay." Words are stripped of specific meaning, now used as quick punctuation setting generic mood and tone.

The Greatest Gift: Harmony Cooking for Those You Hate and Love

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
O'Brien Browne

If you hate your boss, bring her/him home-made muffins. If your best friend is getting on your nerves, bake bread together. If you can't stand your family, cook for them.

Are You There Buddy? It's Me Margaret.

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 05.29.2013 | New York
Nancy Slotnick

I'm going to make it official: communication is no longer linear. Posting Happy Birthday on your friend's Facebook wall and never expecting a reply. Texting someone multiple times because they never reply to your texts. Needing to email someone a few times before they notice. Tweeting.

7 Things You Should Never Say To Your Teenager

Shelley Emling | Posted 06.01.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

There's a certain question that's guaranteed to get you a one-word answer like "good" or "fine."